Festivals 'n Such

Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival 

July 8–9
11–7 pm, City Hall Plaza, Hayward, CA. info 510-836-2227, www.bayareabluessociety.net/Hayward_Russell_City1.html.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 

July 14–16
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, Canada. Several stages, workshops. “Poly-traditional.” info 800-883-3655, www.thefestival.bc.ca

Stockton Folk Dance Camp 

July 16–22, 23–29
Univ. of the Pacific Campus, Stockton, CA. Two week-long sessions. info 530-474-3231, www.folkdancecamp.org

Humboldt Folklife Festival 

July 16–22
Perigot Park, and other venues in Blue Lake, CA. Workshops, kids’ performances, N. CA Native Concert, Singer Songwriters, Bluegrass & Old Time, A Capella, Free Fest. info 707-822-5394, www.humboldtfolklife.org

Lark in the Morning

July 28 - August 5
Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino, CA. The music and dance party with educational overtones. Music and dance the world over. info 707-964-4826, www.larkcamp.com

Puget Sound Guitar Workshop

July 29 - August 18
(3 week-long sessions). Inspiration and instruction for acoustic musicians at all levels. Bellingham, WA, near Seattle. info 360-647-2979, www.psgw.org

Redwood Dulcimer Day 

July 29
Boomeria, Bonny Doon, CA. Appalachian dulcimer workshops & jam. info Janet Herman, 408-867-9762, www.folkplanet.com/dulcimer-day

Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival

July 29–30
Twain Harte, CA (11 miles E. of Sonora). Free. info 209 533-3473, www.fireonthemountain.com

Country Roads Music Camp

August 2 -6
Mt Madonna County Park, Watsonville, California. Go to www.soundwestmusic.com/countryroadsfolkmusiccamp.html#august, or call/email Anna Green (camp coordinator) for more info and registration forms: 408-379-4090 or

Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp

August 6–13, 13–20
(2 sessions) High Peaks Camp near Estes Park, CO. Teaching fiddle, & banjo, guitar, piano, cello, harp, pipes, bodhran, dulcimer. info 303-753-6870, www.rmfiddle.com

Dead on the Creek Festival

August 11–13
Willits, CA. Bluegrass, Americana, Jamband, and Grateful Dead. Limited tickets. info 707-459-3015, www.deadonthecreek.com

Fire on the Mountain Sonora Blues Festival

August 12
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA. Music, workshops and more. info 209-533-3473, www.fireonthemountain.com

28th Annual International Musical Saw Festival

August 13
10–6 pm, Roaring Camp, Felton Santa Cruz, CA. Workshops, open mike, jamming, all instruments. info 415-459-7722, www.sawplayers.org

From Women’s Hearts & Hands Guitar Camp

Aug 18–21
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for women by women. Beginner– Advanced Intermediate. Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Theory, Alternate Tunings, Performance Opportunities. Delicious, nutritious catered meals. info 415-669-7447, www.WomensHeartsAndHands.com

Northwest Jam Camp

August 19–24
Pilgrim Firs, Port Orchard, WA. Sponsored by Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. No classes, just music with friends. info 206-932-8467, www.langston.com/PSGW/JAMC.html

Cotati Accordion Festival

August 26–27
La Plaza Park, Cotati CA. Accordion in every culture, food, drink, dancing. info 707-664-0444, www.cotatifest.com

1st annual San Francisco Jug Band Festival

August 27
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, near the Cow Palace. Free. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. See www.jugfest.org for details. Outdoor park setting may NOT be wheelchair accessible.

30th National Old Time Music Festival

Aug 28–Sept 3
Harrison County Fairgrounds, Missouri Valley, IA. Over 600 performers on 10 stages. info 712-762-4363, www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com

Strawberry Fall Music Festival

Aug 31–Sept 3
Camp Mather, Yosemite, CA. Concerts, workshops, jams, camping, swimming. info 209-984-8630, www.strawberrymusic.com

Scottish Gathering and Games

September 2–3
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. info 800-713-3160, www.caledonian.org/games.html

American Banjo Camp

September 8–10
Fort Flagler, WA. Learn old-time or bluegrass banjo with world-class instructors. Demonstrations, hands-on classes, faculty concerts, plenty of jamming. info www.langston.com/ABC

SF Festival of the Sea

September 9
Hyde Street Pier & Maritime Museum, San Francisco, CA. Music, crafts, living history shipboard demonstrations, kid’s activities. info 415-447-5000,

Echo Summit Dance Weekend

September 15–17
Camp Sacramento, Placerville, CA. Contras, Squares, & Couple Dances. info 916-489-0488, www.fussell.org/sacramento/EchoSummit2006.pdf

Delta Blues Festival

September 16
12–7:30 pm, Antioch, CA. Music, food, arts & crafts. FREE. info (925) 706-4270, www.deltabluesfestival.net

11th Sebastopol Celtic Festival

September 21–24
Community Center, Sebastopol, CA. Concerts, workshops, Jams. info 707-829-7067, www.cumuluspresents.com/celtic

Intl. Jousting Championship

September 23–24
Calaveras Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, CA. Tempest, Black Irish Band, & Culann’s Hounds. info www.joustingchampionships.com

Harvest Moon Dance Festival

Sept 29–Oct 1
Carillo Ball Room, Santa Barbara. info 805-682-1877 www.sbcds.org/hm

BACDS Fall Weekend

October 13–15
Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA. English Country Dance, Contras, Swing, music workshops. info or or www.bacds.org/camps/fallwk2006